Operators concerned with backhaul capacity and cost now have a solution. Today, we announced the Eclipse IDU GE3, an ultra-compact indoor unit (IDU) that combines the very latest Carrier Ethernet networking and advanced radio features for hybrid TDM/Ethernet or all-Ethernet/IP.
Wireless transmission. Supporting link throughputs up to 400 Mbps, the IDU GE3 will provide more than enough backhaul capacity for the overlay of new 4G/LTE base stations, and offers significant advantages over costly fiber deployments or leased lines.
This new embedded switch provides the most advanced Carrier Ethernet features available in a microwave platform—for hybrid or all-packet microwave transport. Available in a space-saving one-half rack unit (RU) package.
IDU GE3 offers features that include:
- Full 256QAM Adaptive Coding and Modulation (ACM) support—enabling up to a fourfold increase in spectral efficiency over non-ACM systems;
- High port density with six Gigabit Ethernet (GigE) and 16 native TDM (E1/T1) ports;
- The latest Carrier Ethernet features, such as VLANs, advanced Quality of Service (QoS) traffic priority assignment and Ethernet OAM (Operations, Administration and Management); and
- Packet synchronization options—SyncE, IEEE 1588v2 and Eclipse Distributed Sync (EDS)
The new IDU GE3 is fully compatible with the Eclipse Packet Node nodal indoor units and the complete line of Eclipse indoor and outdoor RF units, enabling operators to immediately deploy this new unit into existing Eclipse-based transmission networks with minimal cost and operational impact.
The Eclipse IDU GE3 will debut at Mobile World Congress in Barcelona, Spain, from Feb 14-17, 2011. Come by and take a look!